Rangers dodge Warriors, 7-5
Published 9:46 am Wednesday, June 1, 2005
By By Tim Cottrell
Thursday saw a barnburner in Atmore Cal Ripken Baseball Major League action at Tom Byrne Park, as the Atmore VFW Rangers outlasted the United Bank Warriors 7-5.
Gavin Salter and Tywan Dixon had huge days for the Rangers, both scoring three runs. Dixon added a triple in the third inning. Joseph Parker scored the other Ranger run.
Cody Merchant led the Warriors in a losing effort, scoring twice. Marshall Rolin, C.J. Pierce, and Levi Gideons added the other Warrior runs.
The late game Thursday saw total domination from the Lions Club Cardinals, pounding the First National Bank Athletics 10-0 in a game shortened by the mercy rule.
Christian Swartzendruber, Darren McGhee, Westley Sirmon, and Tanner Boatwright would all cross the plate twice on the day for the Cardinals. Swartzendruber also slapped a double. Nicholas Linam and Tanner Boatwright scored the other Cardinal runs.
Ty Randolph managed the only base-hit for the A's in the fourth inning.
No games were held Saturday or Monday.